Child soldiers in Africa are at the fore in this tale of a white restaurant owner in an African town bordering a conflict zone. When his son's African friend Abu is abducted, he sets out to... See full summary »
Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced ... See full summary »
A 24 hours ceasefire. The situation in Falluja is devastating- no food, no medications, no help. A group of five people sets out with the plan to help- they end up fighting for the lives of... See full summary »
Lancelot von Naso
Sweder Speelman leads a successful life with his wife Cecile. But he realizes he's a spectator of his own life. Sweder decides to disappear to see how Cecile responds to his absence. As he observes his wife, he loses touch with reality.
Elsie de Brauw,
Handsome Dutchman Stijn is the star of an advertising agency with his buddy Frenk and a hot womanizer. The boys start their own agency and Stijn marries colleague Carmen, who accepts his ... See full summary »
Carice van Houten,
In 1938 Hans Zeisig, an apolitical comedian, impersonator and cabaret actor, flees with a Russian passport (instead of American, which he would have preferred) from Nazi-Berlin, and finds ... See full summary »
All the members of the De Roover family have ended up at a point of no return in their lives where crucial choices have to be made. Winnie wants a child. Her husband Rutmer wants to get in ... See full summary »
Carice van Houten,
LOVE IS ALL Klaasje has divorced Dennis, who cheated on her with a school teacher. Dennis would like her back, but when she moves in with a young lover it looks as if he has missed the boat... See full summary »
Child soldiers in Africa are at the fore in this tale of a white restaurant owner in an African town bordering a conflict zone. When his son's African friend Abu is abducted, he sets out to find the boy, and walks right into a training camp exploiting children like Abu. Written by
Pusan International Film Festival
The international version of this film ("The Silent Army") was the original Dutch entry for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Film. However, the film was turned down because it was a re-cut version. This led to the submission of Winter in Wartime (2008). See more »
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The intention is noble. And for every kind of movie there is an audience. Yet it is not something you just do. Even if you have a lot of budget or a star cast, a film consists of many pillars with a mission to have all the same height on the film to contribute. A film is as good as the lowest pillar. With an overkill of crane-shots and dramatic music decorated with subtle lighting you're far from finished. These are just tricks when the rest lack. Something that happens too often in Dutch movies. The sober, subtle, modest movies are the ones that gets you and not detract from the story. Sure! There will be a public for this kind of movie, but certainly not the people who love movies and know what makes a movie worth watching. Oh yeah... Borsato as an actor? Seems not only unwise and striking. When one seriously want to bring a message it's not a wise decision to experiment with the cast. In that case you play save and for the cause!
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